10 most popular courses among our learners

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10 most popular courses among our learners

We recently celebrated our 10th anniversary! For the past decade, our learners have used our courses to transform their lives — gaining new skills and finding new opportunities in the world of code.

As we reflected on their success, we wanted to explore the courses they found most valuable, so we created a list of our 10 most popular courses.Below, we’ll walk you through what each course entails, what you’ll learn, and how to decide if it’s right for you.

1. Learn Python 3

Learn Python 3’s popularity comes as no surprise. Developers of all kinds love Python, both for its wide range of applications and ease of use.

In Learn Python 3, we walk you through the latest version of the Python programming language, laying the foundation for you to take the language in whichever direction you desire. As a general-purpose language, you can use Python for everything from software development to machine learning and data science. Plus, it’s super easy to read — making it the perfect language for beginners.

2. Learn HTML

Even if you’re completely new to code, you’ve probably heard of HTML. This is probably one of the reasons why Learn HTML is so popular.

In this course, learners use HTML’s basic tags to build and structure their first web pages. As GeeMcDee illustrates in our forums, many learners use Learn HTML to take their first steps into web development before branching into other languages:

3. Learn JavaScript

Learn JavaScript covers the basics of programming and JavaScript’s syntax, providing learners with everything they’ll need to use the language in any environment. JavaScript is commonly used for front-end development to build interactive and dynamic web applications. But, with various third-party libraries extending its use into the back end, it’s the perfect language for anyone looking to become a Full-Stack Developer.

But it’s not just aspiring Web Developers who want to learn JavaScript. It’s also the first step for learners who are interested in game development. Others are drawn to its potential for creativity, looking to dive into creative coding with tools like Phaser.js.

4. Learn Java

In Learn Java, you’ll learn the language’s basic syntax and the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. Then, you’ll use your new knowledge to build 7 projects that’ll help cement your skills.

Java is many developers’ favorite language, and its applications range from software development to large systems development. It can even be used for mobile development, as it lies at the heart of many Android apps. Our data shows that many learners move on from Learn Java to courses like Build Basic Android Apps with Java.

5. Learn SQL

Learn SQL teaches learners how to manage relational databases and query and manipulate data. Learners of all kinds have used this course to achieve their goals.

It goes without saying that, as the standard language for data management, SQL appeals to those considering a career as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst. But, non-technical professionals are flocking to the course, too.

Marketers, Product Managers, sales teams, and more rely on data-driven insights to boost their efficiency. By learning how to manage data yourself, you open the door to many opportunities.

6. Learn C++

While Learn SQL can be very helpful for non-technical roles, Learn C++ lies on the opposite end of the spectrum. Like many of the languages listed above, C++ can be used for game and software development — but it can also be used for robotics and scientific computing.

Learn C++ is great for learners looking for a powerful programming language found in everything from operating systems to web browsers and microcontrollers. This course teaches you the essentials of C++ programming, including variables, vectors, classes, objects, and more. Along the way, you’ll use your new coding skills to create various projects — including a Harry Potter Sorting Hat.

7. Code Foundations

Code Foundations is our introductory Skill Path for learners who are new to code and still in the information-gathering stages of their learning journeys. In this Path, you’ll learn the basics of programming as you explore various career paths in tech. These paths include web development, computer science, data science, and more — and you’ll even get insights from established professionals in these fields.

Hundreds of thousands of learners have used Code Foundations to take their first steps into the world of programming. Still considering if the field is right for you? This Skill Path will help you figure it out.

8. Learn CSS

After completing Learn HTML, many learners go on to Learn CSS. As you might assume, the course shows you how to use the language to add stylistic elements to web pages — including background images, colors, and attractive layouts.

But CSS does more than just adding colors to web pages. You can also use it to add animations (even without JavaScript) and make your website more mobile-friendly. Plus, it also allows you to customize content management systems like WordPress — making it a great tool for everyone from Web Developers and Designers to Content and Project Managers.

9. Full-Stack Engineer Career Path

Our Full-Stack Engineer Career Path is the most popular of our Career Paths. In it, you’ll learn many of the languages listed above, including HTML, JavaScript, SQL, and more. In other words, it’s perfect if you want to learn everything you need to know to launch your career in web development at once.

Our Full-Stack Engineer Career Path teaches you how to build complete web apps, including both front-end and back-end components. Along with the languages above, you’ll also learn how to use popular libraries like Express.js and React. You’ll even learn how to create your own APIs. Plus, as a Career Path, it also includes projects that you can include in your portfolio to help you stand out in your job search.

10. Learn How to Code

The last course on our list, Learn How to Code, is language-agnostic. Instead of covering a specific language, it introduces you to fundamental coding concepts like variables, functions, and control flow. Learners use this course to test the waters before jumping into a full programming language.

The courses listed above have been the most popular among our learners over the past decade. Still, they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Our full catalog of programming courses includes over 1000 lessons on various languages, libraries, and frameworks. Plus, we’re constantly coming up with new courses to ensure you’re well-equipped with the skills you’ll need to succeed in your tech career. Ready to get started? Sign up for free today!